Japan’s environment minister became father to a boy and is going ahead with his planned paternity leave, still a rarity in Japan where men are under pressure to put work before family.
One of the Japanese lawyers for former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has stepped down from that job after Mr Ghosn fled the country.
The Emperor and Empress of Japan have accepted an invitation to visit the UK from the Queen, Buckingham Palace has said.
Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, who fled to Lebanon while awaiting trial in Japan, was questioned an average of seven hours a day without legal representation, a lawyer has claimed.
Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan, is expected to speak to journalists in Beirut today, more than a week after his dramatic escape from Japan before his trial for alleged financial misconduct.
The official posters for this year’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have been unveiled.
Japan’s justice minister has vowed to strengthen border departure checks and review bail conditions after Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn fled the country.
Lebanon has received an international wanted notice from Interpol for Nissan’s ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn, the country’s justice minister said.
Japan’s Emperor Naruhito waved to cheering, flag-waving crowds from a palace balcony in Tokyo on Thursday in his first New Year’s greeting since ascending to the throne.
Several bodies have been found on board a boat suspected of being from North Korea which was discovered on a small island in northern Japan.
Japan has executed its first foreigner in 10 years, a Chinese man convicted over the 2003 murder and robbery of a family of four.